Case Study question: Bollingtons Ltd v Mrs Elizabeth Lynch t/a the Honest Lawyer

Witness Statements and Documentary Evidence

Case Study question: Bollingtons Ltd v Mrs Elizabeth Lynch t/a The Honest Lawyer

Question 1

In Mrs Lynch’s witness statement prepared for trial, she mentions the fact that many of the guests at the party had tasted the beer and had commented to her on how disgusting it was.

Is this hearsay evidence?

Would it be necessary to obtain statements from the guests, and if you were to do so, would the court allow you to rely on them at trial?

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